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  • Homeownership, Race, and Socioeconomic Inequality: Trends in the Tenure Divide | DuPRI
    Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Homeownership Race and Socioeconomic Inequality Trends in the Tenure Divide Homeownership Race and Socioeconomic Inequality Trends in the Tenure Divide Spring 2011 01 27 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Ryan Finnigan Duke University Abstract There are indications that the mean difference in socioeconomic status between homeowners and renters has been increasing in recent decades and that these trends vary by race and ethnicity This

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/homeownership-race-and-socioeconomic-inequality-trends-tenure-divide (2016-02-13)
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  • Quantifying the role of sexual selection and kin selection in the evolution of aging | DuPRI
    kin selection in the evolution of aging Spring 2011 02 03 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Jacob Moorad Duke University Abstract Aging is an evolutionarily labile trait that is likely shaped by a diversity of sources of natural selection Two such mechanisms are sexual selection or selection caused by competition among members of one sex for reproductive access to members of the other and kin selection which can be

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/quantifying-role-sexual-selection-and-kin-selection-evolution-aging (2016-02-13)
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  • The 1918 U.S. Infuenza Pandemic as a Natural Experiment, Revisited | DuPRI
    Spring 2011 02 10 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Ryan Brown Duke University Abstract Douglas Almond s use of the 1918 U S influenza pandemic as a natural experiment led to the seminal works on the subject of in utero health s impact on later life outcomes The identification strength and clarity of his work though is driven by the inherent natural experiment supposition of random assignment By using

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/1918-us-infuenza-pandemic-natural-experiment-revisited (2016-02-13)
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  • How Genes Influence Life Span: The Biodemography of Human Survival | DuPRI
    Human Survival How Genes Influence Life Span The Biodemography of Human Survival Spring 2011 02 17 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Anatoli Yashin Duke University Abstract The results of recent evaluations of genome wide association GWA studies of complex phenotypic traits including age at disease onset or life span showed that such traits are typically affected by a large number of small effect low significance alleles which were excluded

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/how-genes-influence-life-span-biodemography-human-survival (2016-02-13)
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  • The Health impact of workplace policies related to work/family demands: the interaction of demographic change and labor policy | DuPRI
    demographic change and labor policy The Health impact of workplace policies related to work family demands the interaction of demographic change and labor policy Spring 2011 02 24 2011 Location Rubenstein Hall 200 Speaker Lisa Berkman Harvard University Abstract Populations across the globe are experiencing demographic transitions related to aging migration and women joining the paid labor force In spite of these major demographic transitions work places policies and practices

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/health-impact-workplace-policies-related-workfamily-demands-interaction-demographic-change-and (2016-02-13)
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  • "Network Sampling with Memory" - Co-Sponsored with Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC) | DuPRI
    COS Scholars Duke News Events News Events In the Media Announcements Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Network Sampling with Memory Co Sponsored with Duke Network Analysis Center DNAC Network Sampling with Memory Co Sponsored with Duke Network Analysis Center DNAC Spring 2011 03 03 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Ted Mouw University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract Sampling from a network using a random walk based approach such as Respondent Driven Sampling RDS is difficult because the sample can get stuck in isolated clusters of the network reducing precision In this paper we propose an alternative strategy Network Sampling with Memory NSM that uses social network data collected from respondents to increase the efficiency of the sampling process The approach is simple rather than interviewing a friend of the current case as in RDS or a random walk NSM randomly selects the next person to interview from among the individuals who have been nominated once and only once by the most recently interviewed cases We test our approach on simulated data and on 30 large university based social networks from Facebook While RDS has an

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/network-sampling-memory-co-sponsored-duke-network-analysis-center-dnac (2016-02-13)
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  • Measuring Meaningful and Predictive Cognitive Functions: Can Cognitive Neuroscience Help? | DuPRI
    Training DuPRI Training Events DuPRI Seminar Series Measuring Meaningful and Predictive Cognitive Functions Can Cognitive Neuroscience Help Measuring Meaningful and Predictive Cognitive Functions Can Cognitive Neuroscience Help Spring 2011 03 17 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Margaret Sheridan Harvard Medical School Abstract Executive functions are a suite of related cognitive functions that allow one to hold in mind goal relevant information and exclude from mind goal irrelevant information Based

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/measuring-meaningful-and-predictive-cognitive-functions-can-cognitive-neuroscience-help (2016-02-13)
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  • The Limits of Genocide: An Attempt at a Credibility Interval on the Khmer-Rouge Death Toll | DuPRI
    Credibility Interval on the Khmer Rouge Death Toll Spring 2011 04 07 2011 Location Sociology Psychology 329 Speaker Patrick Heuveline UCLA Abstract Extant estimates of the number of deaths that resulted from the Khmer Rouge ruling of Cambodia range from half a million to over three million excess deaths a huge range considering that the country s total population size was about 8 million at the outset of the Khmer

    Original URL path: https://dupri.duke.edu/event/limits-genocide-attempt-credibility-interval-khmer-rouge-death-toll (2016-02-13)
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